Rio Theatre

The Historic Overland Theater, built in 1946, opened Christmas Day, featuring “The Hurricane” with Dorothy Lamour and “In Old California” with John Wayne. At that time, the sidewalks along 80th Street were made of wood, and the price of tickets was 20 cents for children and 50 cents for adults.

The building is an excellent example of Art Deco design, featuring glass block, porthole windows, geometric tile, curved walls, tubular steel decoration, pink neon and mirrored columns.

In 1988, the City of Overland Park purchased the building to ensure its history was preserved. It opened as The Rio Theatre in 2000 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in February of 2005.

7204 West 80th Street
913-383-8500


We miss you!

Many Downtown Overland Park businesses are keeping their doors open, and they depend on YOU for support. If you are well, consider grabbing your lunch to-go from a local restaurant. Or, shop online at your favorite downtown retailer. The Downtown Overland Park neighborhood is known for its strong sense of community. Let’s flex those kind muscles and lift each other up in this time of need. Click the button below to see an updated list of DOP businesses open during the shelter-in-place order.

 

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All DOP events and programming is postponed through April 24th. We will continue to provide updates via social media and our website, but for now, know that your friends in Downtown Overland Park are hard at work collaborating on best practices with our partners in the community.

 

Additional Resources

 Support Downtown Overland Park Businesses! |  Johnson County Department of Health and Environment | Kansas Department of Commerce